MATEWAN, W.Va. (AP) — Researchers trying to save endangered crayfish during bridge construction in southern West Virginia ended up discovering new tricks to increase the population, the Charleston...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Citizens have a chance to weigh in on a proposal to remove endangered species status from the Nashville crayfish, whose only known habitat is the Mill Creek watershed in...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A crayfish that reproduces by cloning has been added to Michigan’s prohibited species list.
All known specimens of marbled crayfish are genetically identical females...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal agency has proposed designating habitat areas for two protected crayfish species in the coalfields of Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal officials are proposing removing the Nashville crayfish from the endangered species list.
A news release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a review...
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The slenderclaw crayfish is barely surviving in northern Alabama.
The tiny animal is now known to survive in just two creeks near Sand Mountain, where they burrow...
PINEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Standing in the shallows of a rushing mountain stream, Nicole Sadecky held a radio receiver up to her ear and listened for a faint signal.
OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Their ghostly pale color is the first hint these critters prefer the deep darkness of caves.
And bristly cave crayfish are so rare they've only been found in caves in nine...
WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — A biology professor in West Virginia who studies crayfish now has a new species named after him.
West Liberty University says in a news release that the blue, burrowing crayfish species is named after professor Zachary Loughman. The statement says the new species is found only in West Virginia.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A mid-Missouri man has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a $500 fine for catching crayfish and selling them.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Justin Doyle Pierce, of Camden County, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for violating the Lacey Act and commercially exporting the crustaceans. An investigation began in October 2015 when wildlife inspectors at Chicago O'Hare Airport found a package of live and dead crayfish destined for Hong Kong.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Toughie the crayfish crossed the road in late June, unaware that she would be the subject of two weeks' confinement in a newsroom.
At issue: the crustacean's credentials to reside in Vermont. Was she an exotic invasive species — an unwelcome flatlander — or did she belong here?
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two protected crayfish species are being harmed by coal mining in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia, according to a federal lawsuit from an environmental group.
The Center for Biological Diversity alleges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is late in designating habitat areas for the crayfish.
The Big Sandy crayfish and Guyandotte River crayfish were protected by the Endangered Species Act in 2016 because of habitat loss and water pollution, the suit says.
BERLIN (AP) — In the heart of Germany's largest city, fisherman Klaus Hidde wades through the shallow ponds and creeks of Britzer Garten park shortly after dawn to check his 17 traps. The spoils are rich. As he shakes out the nets, hundreds of crayfish tumble into his basket.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two new species of crawfish have been discovered by an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologist, including one that's named for him.
Brian Wagner was researching rare salamander in the Eleven-Point River in northern Arkansas in 2005 when he came across some unusual crawfish. Wagner says the mud bugs were slightly different than any he had ever seen and believed they were a mixture of a couple of different species.
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin animal control officials say they've caught 3,000 American crayfish that have been proliferating in a downtown park.
Over the summer, Berliners have seen the invasive crustaceans scuttling around the Tiergarten park and sometimes across roads during rain.
City animal expert Derk Ehlert said Wednesday the freshwater red swamp crayfish, indigenous to northern Mexico and the southern U.S., were probably introduced some time ago by someone dumping pets in the park.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — News that Louisiana's favorite crustacean has turned up as an invasive species in Michigan prompted a local tourism agency to create a pop-up crawfish festival in Michigan.
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Researchers are working this summer to monitor crayfish populations in Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of a broader study of the crustaceans.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan State University are partnering on the effort at about 140 sites to determine the distribution of native and invasive crayfish.
The DNR's Fisheries Division and the East Lansing school have been working together since 2014 on a crayfish...